Discover Qatari Designers Making their Mark on the Global Fashion Stage

 Discover Qatari Designers Making their Mark on the Global Fashion Stage By Janeesha Sagin - August 20, 2023
 Discover Qatari Designers Making their Mark on the Global Fashion Stage

Qatari Designers

Your work is your art, reflected in each piece of clothing. SCENES spotlights global youth breaking barriers through inspiring short films. Qatar's fashion sector grows explosively as young designers embrace the dynamic industry.


Maha Al Sulaiti

Maha Al Sulaiti, a creative designer and fashion authority, heads Qatar's M7 institute. She observes a growing wave of fashion designers entering Qatar's market.

“In 1998, Qatar's first design school, VCUarts Qatar, was established. Since then, we've seen many talented Qatari designers emerge”, she says.

Maryam Al Darwish

Qatari designer Maryam Al Darwish, VCUarts Qatar graduate, established her brand in 2015, offering ready-to-wear and abayas.

I mix cultural and modern styles in my designs, which people love for summer travel. When creating collections, it's crucial to understand what people like and adapt to the market. Your work is your art, reflecting your taste. Each collection shows your creativity.

Lauren Michelle

Latino-American VCUarts Qatar grad Lauren Michelle came to Doha in 2012. She started her brand, Lorenaa Michelle, during university, beginning with a desert photoshoot for her first collection. Now, her business has grown, with a team of 50.

Zwara initiative

Graphic designer Aliya Alobaidly overcame challenges, using her last salary to fund her first collection. M7's Zwara Design Challenge connects local talents with global experts, encouraging creative fashion designs.

We build a designer-friendly environment, offering support from start to finish. Our resident partners assist through programs and master classes," she says.

Muna Al Sulaiti

Talent isn't enough for designers to succeed. M7 equips them with business skills and support, like with Muna Al Sulaiti, preparing them for the global stage.

Designers here aspire to go global. I'm determined to show our potential on the international fashion stage.

M7 and partners are making dreams real. Designers showcased at Qatar 2022 World Cup's finale. 'Qatar Fashion United CR Runway by Qatar Creates,' launched by Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, gained global media coverage.


By Janeesha Sagin - August 20, 2023

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